Disabled drivers are facing long delays in processing driving licence applications by the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The backlog for motorists with medical conditions has risen by 65% in 12 months.
Drivers must declare certain conditions to the DVLA. These include diabetes, sleep apnoea, epilepsy or a heart condition.
An investigation by Heycar (an online car dealership), revealed the 65% rise, with more than 300,000 Disabled drivers affected by delays.
Factors causing the backlog include DVLA staff working from home without remote access to a vital database and industrial action.